“A collection is a state of mind.” Galila Barzilai Hollander

“Works on Paper” offers an incursion into the teeming universe of Galila Barzilai Hollander, a Belgian collector born in Tel Aviv. For the past fifteen years, this extraordinary personality has been assembling works of contemporary art into a collection that tells the story of her own life: underpinning the works brought together is a compelling desire to reinvent the self.

The exhibition offers a clear cut through this plethoric universe, presenting a selection of works on paper. Visitors discover how international artists (Jonathan Callan, Jae Ko, Anish Kapoor, William Klein, Angela Glajcar, Andrea Wolfensberger, Brian Dettmer, Haegue Yang and others) reinvent this everyday, commonplace material into unexpectedly powerful art objects. Collages, sculptures, inscriptions, installations and jewelry are all on display, reminiscent of the collector’s ex-centric personality, but also offering a reflection on the art of diversion. Here, work on paper becomes a realm of detour, where each work plays with our perception as much as our judgments.

© Jonathan Callan, Art around Mythology around Global Strategy, 2014